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BlackBerry officially announces the DTEK50, pre-orders now open for $299

BlackBerry has officially announced the keyboardless DTEK50, the second Android offering from the company. Being touted as the world's most secure Android smartphone, it features a 5.2-inch scratch resistant display, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a convenience key which you can map to your favorite app and much more.


These awesome Bluetooth headphones are just $15 at Amazon

Update: Looks like the coupon expired shortly after it was posted. Be sure to stay tuned for future coupons!

Mpow is currently offering its newest Bluetooth sports headphones for just $15 at Amazon with coupon code PV62UJKU. Designed to be lightweight and long-lasting, these new headphones are great for your sporting adventures and more. They have 8 hours of battery per charge and offer noise cancellation to keep the outside sounds out and help you focus.


AT&T is experimenting with drones to make its network better

AT&T has announced that it is currently experimenting with drones in order to make its network better. The carrier is currently using them for cell tower inspections and to gather real-time information, and in the future it may use them as flying towers for additional coverage. By being connected to its network, AT&T can use the drones to gather information and make immediate changes based on the needs that are being shown.


You can save $75 on select refurbished Sonos speakers at Amazon right now

Right now, you can save $75 on select refurbished Sonos speakers at Amazon. The retailer is offering the PLAYBAR and both colors of the PLAY:3 at the discounted price, making it quite enticing for those looking to add to their set up or start one. Sonos puts these speakers through a series of testing before selling, and still backs them with the same 1 year warranty like a new one would have.


BlackBerry will no longer be manufacturing the Classic

BlackBerry has shared some news that is sure to disappoint those who love the BlackBerry Classic. The company has decided to end manufacturing of the phone, meaning once the existing stock sells out you won't be able to purchase one anymore. In an effort to continue to innovate, BlackBerry has decided to update its available lineup with only "state of the art devices".


4th of July Sale: Save 20% on your favorite ShopCrackBerry accessories

Before you fire up the grill and fireworks this 4th of July, swing by ShopCrackBerry to save 20% on your favorite accessories.

Starting today, everything in store including our most popular cases and covers, charging docks, screen protectors, and batteries are all up for grabs at a boomin' 20% discount! There's plenty to check out for popular devices like the BlackBerry Classic, Unlocked Passport, Priv, and many more.

After you've filled your cart, use coupon code: stars16 to enjoy instant savings on everything. If that's not enough to spark your interest, we even offer free shipping on all orders over $50 within the continental U.S., along with reasonable rates on expedited options. Don't miss out this holiday week, because the gettin's only good until midnight, July 5.

Light'em up and let's shop!


Amazon Prime Day makes its triumphant return on July 12

Amazon is bringing back Prime Day, the day in which it offers an abundance of awesome deals for Prime members. Beginning July 5 Amazon will begin running a number of specials leading up to the big day, which will be July 12. Last year the retailer slashed pricing on Chromebooks, Kindles, televisions, security cameras and more.


These awesome charging accessories are up to 70% off right now!

Right now you can save up to 70% on a variety of chargers and charging accessories from RavPower at Amazon. From desktop charging stations to wireless chargers and portable power banks, these deals will help you keep your phone and tablet charged in just about any situation.


T-Mobile now pushing Marshmallow update for BlackBerry Priv

T-Mobile is now pushing the Marshmallow update out for BlackBerry Priv owners. The update has been available for unlocked Priv's for some time, but it is great to see T-Mobile sending it out to its customers. With Marshmallow, you'll have the enhanced permission controls, Doze, adaptable storage and much more.

From T-Mobile's support page:

  • Beginning June 13, the BlackBerry PRIV receives a software update to Android version 6.0.1/build AAE153. This update provides features and improvements:
    • Android Marshmallow software
    • Performance and stability enhancements

If you have yet to receive the update notification, you can check for it manually now. To do so, head into your Settings, About device and finally check for the update.


Verizon to discontinue its paid Visual Voice Mail service on select phones

Verizon has announced that it will be discontinuing its paid Visual Voice Mail service on select phones as of July 8, 2016. The service, which previously cost $2.99, allowed customers to access their voicemails in a more visual manner. Those who are using the feature will be transitioned to Basic Voice Mail services, but you won't lose any of your existing messages.


T-Mobile's latest Uncarrier move is all about thanking you

T-Mobile's latest Uncarrier move is all about thanking its customers. After doubling its subscriber base from 33 million to 66 million, the carrier wants to give back to everyone who made it possible.


Score SanDisk's 200GB microSD card for just $60 today!

Right now you can pick up SanDisk's 200GB microSD card for just $60, a savings of $20 from its normal price. We've seen the price of these cards drop significantly over the past couple of months, and at $60 this is an absolute bargain. Whether you are looking to add storage to your phone, tablet, camera or just to have it for backing up files, this card makes a great addition to any collection.


Bell to issue nearly $12 million in rebates over premium text message charges

Bell will have to issue up to $11.82 million CAD in rebates to current and former customers. The ruling is in relation to the carrier charging premium texting fees that were hidden in third-party advertisements without customer approval. This all began back in 2012 when the Canadian Competition Bureau began an investigation into many of the big carriers, including Bell, Rogers, and Telus.


John Chen discusses why he came to BlackBerry, his future plans and more

John Chen is no stranger to turning companies around, and that is what his main focus was when he came to BlackBerry. So, how did BlackBerry convince Chen to join the company? How is he progressing? Well, Chen recently sat down to answer some questions regarding why he accepted the position, his plans to fix the company and much more.


You can grab six microUSB cables of various lengths for just $7 at Amazon with coupon code

Right now you can pick up six Tronsmart microUSB cables for just $7 at Amazon with coupon code 6USBCORD, a savings of $4. The set comes with various cable lengths, including (1) one-foot cable, (2) three-foot cables and (3) six-foot cables. If you are the one who never seems to be able to find a cable when you are in need of one, you'll want to grab this collection.


T-Mobile adds Google Play Music, Spotify, Qello Concerts and more to BingeOn

T-Mobile has announced that it has once again added a number of new BingeOn partners. This marks the fifth expansion of the service in the six months since its release, and it holds some big name additions. While some of these previously allowed music streaming under Music Freedom, they now offer unlimited video streaming as well.


Grab Mpow's latest waterproof speaker for just $15 at Amazon with coupon code

Right now you can pick up the Mpow Buckler, the company's latest waterproof Bluetooth speaker, for just $15 at Amazon with coupon code NJB5QCK7. It has an IPX4 rating, so it will work great by the pool, out camping and even in the shower with its suction cup.


Pick up Sony's 128GB microSD card for just $33 at Amazon

If you are looking to add some storage to your phone or tablet, you'll want to check out this deal from Sony on microSD cards at Amazon. You can grab a 128GB card for just $33, its lowest price yet. Should this be too much storage or more than you wanted to spend, Sony is also offering discounts on its other cards as well.


You can grab an unlocked BlackBerry Priv for just $380 at eBay right now!

If you have been waiting for the price to drop below $400 to pick up a BlackBerry Priv, your time has come. Right now, you can pick one up at eBay for just $380, which is the lowest we have seen it yet. Recently Newegg offered the phone for $400, and before that it was available for $450.


Grab an unlocked BlackBerry Priv for just $399 at Newegg

Newegg has a great deal going on right now for the BlackBerry Priv, dropping the price down to just $399. The units being sold are unlocked AT&T variants (STV100-1), so you will be able to use it on the GSM carrier of your choice.


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